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I have a MTD Yard Machine. The lower transmission belt is

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I have a MTD Yard Machine. The lower transmission belt is rubbing, smoking, and then the belt brakes. I've replaced the engine pulley, however the belt keeps rubbing and smoking. Any ideas on what I could check or adjust so this doesn't happen.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 4 months ago.

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Does it rub on the inside of the belt or the outside of the belt?

Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 4 months ago.

It sounds like the belt is getting caught on the wrong side of one of the belt guides or guards which is causing it to rub and get hot and melts or smokes the belt.